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Gregory W. Oberhelman

December 3, 1953 February 25, 2017
Gregory W. Oberhelman
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Gregory Warren Oberhelman, 63, passed away February 25, 2017. A memorial visitation will be held March 4, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Mill Creek Community Church 7825 Gleason Road, Shawnee, KS 66227.

Gregory was born December 3, 1953 in Kansas City, Kansas to Harvey and Barbara (Smith) Oberhelman. He was educated in Kansas City, Kansas.

Greg was a local kid who grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and turned his passion for dogs into a successful career. At an early age, you could find Greg spending most of his day working with his personal dogs in the park. Greg took his childhood dream and started making it a reality. In 1978, Greg embarked on learning the art of dog training as an apprentice at Midwest K9 Training securing the title of professional handler. He continued to excel and quickly advanced to the level of assistant instructor. These career opportunities set the foundation for Triune K-9 Training Academy. By 1985, he enrolled in the Master Instructor's Course to learn the true science of dog training. During this course, Greg had the privilege of studying face-to-face with wolves, which unlocked the door to the K9 world. This experience as Greg put it, "gave me the insight into the K9 world I use today."

It was in 1986 that Greg co-founded Triune Canine Training Center in Kansas City, Kansas but with quick expansion of the business it was relocated in1987 to a 10 acre country setting in DeSoto, KS. He chose the title *triune * to model after the Christian Trinity. His canine training methodology was derived from the definition of triune meaning (three being one). His focus for every client and their canine training was the application of all three triune training techniques. These three techniques follow the psychology, physics, and mechanics of your canine. He believed in order for his training to provide clients the success and quality they deserved, that one needs to examine every canine on all three of these aspects of dog's personality.

In 1990, with the success of the business, Greg decided to train dogs full time leaving behind a 16 year career at General Motors. The business name was changed to Triune K-9 Training Academy and Country Resort in 1999. Greg was proud of the company's success and the many families influenced from his services. Triune K-9 Training Academy and Country Resort provided boarding and training services for all breeds of dogs in the world.

"To truly understand dog training one must look inside one's self and see the world as the canine." -Greg Oberhelman

Gregory was preceded in death by his father Harvey Oberhelman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory mother, Barbara Oberhelman of Kansas; son, Josh Oberhelman of Kansas; daughter, Jennifer Miller of Kansas; brothers, Daniel Oberhelman of Colorado; Stanley Oberhelman of California; grandson Joseph Miller and granddaughter to be Cali Miller.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 101, DeSoto, KS 66018.

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Visitation

Saturday

4

Mar

10:00 AM 3/4/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/4/2017 11:00:00 AM
Mill Creek Community Church

7825 Gleason Road
Shawnee, KS 66227

Mill Creek Community Church
7825 Gleason Road Shawnee 66227 KS
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

4

Mar

11:00 AM 3/4/2017 11:00:00 AM
Mill Creek Community Church

7825 Gleason Road
Shawnee, KS 66227

Mill Creek Community Church
7825 Gleason Road Shawnee 66227 KS
United States
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